Are you ready to lock in some family fun this last weekend of July? We’re sharing a few of our favorite events from a Family Astronomy Evening, a Japanese Summer Festival, a Kid Lit Event and even a Magical Movie in the Garden that are sure to excite the kiddos. Scroll down and check out our list below. Don’t forget to visit our Community Events Calendar filled with family-friendly activities and events.
Things To Do With Kids Around Raleigh: July 27th – 30th
Start your weekend party early with this classic outdoor movie in the garden!
Thursday, July 27th. Movies start at 8:30 p.m. Concessions & Food Trucks open at 7:00 p.m. Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden, Raleigh
Spend your evening under the stars at this FREE family-friendly outdoor movie sponsored by Raleigh Little Theatre. Bring your favorite chairs, cushions, and blankets to enjoy this event. Food Trucks and concessions will be on-site. A Disney Trivia activity will be held before the show.
Friday, July 28th. 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Crowder District Park, Apex
Learn about moths and how important they are to our ecosystem. Watch as a park naturalist will attempt to attract as many moths as possible using light and a recipe of fermented fruit and sugar. Participants will also make a craft. For all ages (adult accompaniment is required). Registration required. Cost: $1 per person.
Friday, July 28th. 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Harris Lake County Park, New Hill
Discover the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. See Jupiter and Saturn among other celestial bodies. Bring your own viewing instrument if you have one, a chair or blanket and water bottle. For all ages. Cost: $1 per person. Registration is required.
Friday, July 28th. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh
Spend a morning of garden exploration, stories & crafts with your littles. This event is for ages three to five years. Cost: Free for members, $5 per child for non-members. Register in advance.
Runs from July 25th – July 30th. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
Enjoy this classic tale of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast filled with unforgettable characters, a lavish set & costumes, and beloved songs.
Saturday, July 29th. 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Scott Building on the State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
This traditional Japanese festival will feature stage entertainment, musical & dance performances, festival-type street food & drink, games, arts, crafts, vendors and more. Cost: $5 for ages 13 years & older.
Saturday, July 29th. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Read With Me – A Children’s Book & Art Shop, Raleigh
Special Kid Lit Event- Join local author Cat Michaels as she leads an interactive reading of her book Finding Fuzzy, where junior artists and authors decide the end of the story with Cat’s help. Jammin’ activity follows the reading. For rising grades 1-5.
Sunday, July 30th. 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh
This one is for your older kids ages 8 years & up! Big kids can enjoy a 45-minute drop-off workshop exploring and designing with new tools and materials. Learn hand sewing techniques to embellish a one-of-a-kind plushie pal. This event is included with museum admission.
Sunday, July 30th. 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh
FREE thirty-minute family-friendly tour and activity. Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.
Do you have a favorite event or local venue you are planning on visiting with your family this weekend? Comment below and give us the scoop on your family fun!